Ohio's charter schools and magnet schools get a head start on public schools, a new study asserts, because they attract kindergartners who score higher on readiness tests than theirs peers at regular public schools.
The Ready to Learn study, a report by Policy Matters Ohio in Columbus, questions why charter school students who score well on kindergarten tests lose ground in later years, scoring no better - and often worse - than students at regular public schools.
"This report finds evidence that charter (schools) may be siphoning better prepared students away from district schools," wrote Piet van Lier, senior analyst at Policy Matters. He was referring to kindergartners.
"If charters are getting better-prepared students and producing equal or lower achievement, then they should be scaled back, not expanded." ...
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Study: Students lose ground at charters
This from NKy.com: